EU mistakenly gives US flag 51 stars during Mike Pence visit due to 'human error'

The Star-Spangled banner was afforded an extra star at a Brussels event attended by US Vice President Mike Pence because of “human error”, a European Union official told The Independent.  Calling it a “deeply regrettable” mistake, the spokesman said they would “admit our mistake” and they were “putting in place measures to make sure it will never happen again.” US declares ‘unwavering’ support ...

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If we keep pretending the gender pay gap is just a 'women's issue' we'll never solve it – men are affected too

The old refrain that we must do more to tackle gender inequality in the workplace was chanted again this week, when the cross-party Women and Equalities Committee slammed the government for snubbing evidence and not responding to their recommendations on how to tackle the yawning divide. The committee’s rhetoric was cutting and poignant. “It is deeply disappointing that our recommendations ...

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Manchester United stand little chance of signing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, says Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs has played down speculation linking Gareth Bale with a future move to Manchester United, stating that he does not believe the Welshman has any desire to leave the Bernabeu. Bale was targeted by former United manager David Moyes in the summer of 2013 but lost out to Real who signed the ex-Tottenham winger for £85m in a world ...

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Isis-affiliated fighters seize Syrian territory near Israeli border in surprise attack

Syrian jihadists with links to Isis have captured a large town and several villages on the Syrian border with Israel in a surprise attack on moderate rebel forces. Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army militants launched an unexpected dawn offensive on a Free Syrian Army (FSA) faction in southwest Syria on Monday, driving the Western-backed rebels from positions in the Golan Heights, ...

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Donald Trump owns thousands of websites with his own name, including 'Trump Fraud' and 'Trump Scam'

Donald Trump owns thousands of websites intended on chilling criticism of him and promoting his business interests. The President’s company has at least 3,643 internet addresses, according to recent investigations. And while many of them aren’t in use, they appear to have been bought as ways of stifling criticism – with Mr Trump laying claim to websites like TrumpFraud.org, DonaldTrumpSucks.com ...

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Norway wants to be included in Brexit talks between UK and EU leaders

Norway would like to be included in any arrangements between Britain and the European Union during the Brexit negotiation process, a government minister has said. The Nordic country is not a member of the EU but pays for access to the European common market via the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement. “We would like to have the possibility to be ...

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Ann Coulter accuses refugees and illegal immigrants of paedophilia in wake of Milo Yiannopoulos scandal

Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter sought to defend Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ comments about pedophaelia by incorrectly accusing immigrants and refugees of the same crime. The woman who has built her career by speaking and writing about the false premise that the main problem facing the US is immigration, and that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born US citizens, tweeted: ...

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Manchester City vs Monaco: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and where can I watch it?

It’s a big game for… Sergio Aguero. With Gabriel Jesus out for up to three months after breaking a bone in his foot, the Argentine has been handed a second bite at the cherry. With Jesus out of the equation, City once again turn to the experienced frontman who has the chance to remind Pep Guardiola of his worth. With ...

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The Lib Dem way of solving our prostitution problem is nothing more than an Orange Book for penis rights

The old sexist joke about women and politics goes that the place of a woman in the movement is prone. For the Liberal Democrats, until 2015, the place of a woman was in an unsafe seat if she made it into parliament at all – of the three main parties, the Lib Dems had the fewest female MPs, and they ...

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Top Ten Investment Tech Trends Revealed at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investment Summit

Photo credit: author’s own OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today and hosted the biggest investment event in Israel, the Startup Nation. With 6,000 guests from 82 countries attending, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, the event was packed with entertainment, excitement and information to capture a real vision for the future in Israel. Also in ...

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